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Google Shopping Express Expanded To More Customers

Google launched Google Shopping Express in March with a small test in San Francisco. Today, the company announced that it is being expanded to everyone in the Bay Area. Google Shopping Express is a local delivery service that allows shoppers to order items online from well-known stores and have them delivered the same day. Participating stores include: American Eagle, Blue …

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Android Tablet: How Miracast Works

More and more often, as of late, devices are supporting “Miracast.” Making its way into the mainstream, Miracast is a magnificent feature that could possibly wipe out other video streaming standards in a very fragmented Android market. Miracast acts like a wireless HDMI cable in order to mirror your Android device onto your TV screen in high def with audio. …

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4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016

Mobile providers in the U.S. are constantly waging marketing battles touting their 4G networks and speeds. High-end smartphone manufacturers have all moved past 4G as a differentiating feature for their handsets. Despite this situation, market research firm ABI Research estimates that 4G subscriptions currently make up less than 3% of worldwide cellular subscriptions. Though 4G has not yet penetrated many …

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Mobile Ads Are Getting Better At Fueling Consumer Purchase Intent

The effectiveness of mobile ads has long been debated, but data compiled by comScore appears to suggest that they’re only getting more effective as time goes on. Perhaps better for marketers yet is that mobile ads are getting better where it really counts: the point at which consumers prepare to actually buy a product or service. The data comes from …

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CyanogenMod Company Founded, $7 Million Raised

Android currently dominates the smartphone landscape. The mobile OS is now on nearly 80% of smartphones worldwide. Google achieved this feat by making Android free and open, allowing manufacturers to use it without paying exorbitant OEM fees. However, the openness of the platform also leaves it open to abuse from manufacturers, who often ship hardware with their own software running …

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Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are attempting to blend the mobile with external displays, essentially making smartphones and tablets primary computing devices. Market analyst firm ABI …

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Quora Utilizes iOS 7 For Brand New App, Puts Focus On Mobile

Quora announced the launch of an updated iOS app to coincide with the release of iOS 7. The app (version 3.0) has been redesigned from the ground up. We spoke with, Marc Bodnick, who leads Quroa’s business and community teams, about the new app, and the company’s strategy. “We were so excited by he new platform, we moved quickly to …

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PlayStation Store Adds Mobile Billing Option

In recent years, mobile providers around the world have scrambled to provide ways for customers to use their mobile phones to pay for things. Now, charging payments to carrier bills is more common, and the payment method is expected to play a major role in emerging smartphone markets, where credit cards are not as prevalent. Sony this week announced that …

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Yahoo Keeps The Redesigns Coming With Mobile Web Changes

Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a new mobile web interface across many of its properties, including Mail, Finance, Homepage, Search, Messenger and News. Here’s a look: “We’re focused on building products for where our users are, and that includes mobile apps of course, but it also means providing an awesome mobile web experience, regardless of the …

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Apple Buys AlgoTrim, Which Apparently ‘Loves To Work With Android’

While perhaps not to the extent of Yahoo’s, Apple appears to be on something of a little acquisition spree of its own. The company has now acquired AlgoTrim. While AlgoTrim has not updated its News page since March, 2012, All Things D reports that it has confirmed with Apple that it has indeed acquired the company. Apple itself typically doesn’t …

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Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages

Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less likely to have to open up another app to do simple tasks like making dinner reservations or checking the air …

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Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows in smartphone results if it knows the URL it’s showing redirects users to a different smartphone-optimized page. “In this case, …

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